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“Good food, however...”

Chow's Contemporary Chinese
Ranked #320 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food, however...”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We had a nice experience with food at this place and we went back recently. The good impression about the food was confirmed (in particular for lunch). Our waiter was also very good. However, we had several children with us and the receptionist did not make us feel that they were particularly welcome. OK for adults, but not for families.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Giorgio M
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great people but the food is from a bag.”
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

I had steamed buns and two basic entrees. The steamed buns I recognized from a pack I've purchased at a market and the other two dishes were kind of warm. I knew they weren't battered and fried that day. Frozen I bet. The entire thing was $40+ for grocery freezer dinners. No good. Staff was very nice.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank shumagorath86
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Leadville, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“simply delicious”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We have friends who live in S.F. They suggested that we dine at Chow's. The food and service is excellent! I had the nuts and birds which I would recommend. Next time I will try the coffee chicken which I have heard is also delicious. Whenever we're in S.F., we'll make it a point to go to Chow's.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Vic-Harry
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Didn't expect to be as impressed as I was. My local hairdresser recommended Chow's. I was impressed with the service and food. Will go back!

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3 Thank arpistone
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Like Chinese?”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I cannot remember when we first started going to Chow's but it must be at least 35 years. The food has always been consistently very good and the menu covers many of the locations one would expect to be found throughout China. Usually you don't have to make a reservation but if that makes you more comfortable then call ahead. The owner's names is Lucy and she is very cheerful. In the entry you can find a photograph of Lucy and John Travolta. Travolta many times will stop in for dinner when he is flying his jet between coasts.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank RCDocWeaver
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